Thursday, March 13, 2008

TIF - March - details - scribbling

I have to say, this month's challenge has encouraged me to get the sketchpad out again! Drawing something really makes you examine it quite closely and 'get the feel of it'. I've noticed at least one other participant similarly affected.

Here's a closeup sketch of a poppy from my garden.

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Not one of my best.....coloured pencil on inferior paper. I was disappointed with this so I decided to play around with it in Paintshop Pro, looking for inspiration...

First I tried a contour effect:

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then I tried adding a coloured foil effect to the original:

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OOOOoooooooooo! Manipulating images like this creates lots of possibilities. No need to throw away those bad sketches any more!

I'm really enjoying this month's challenge as a purely paper exercise, so a big THANK YOU to Sharon for nudging me in this direction.


Ruth said...

Your sketch is much better than any of my attempts at sketching. But the Paintshop Pro changes/effects are cool. Makes me want a new computer program!

Annica said...

Your sketch is lovely! The sketch in your previous post is wonderful too!

Maya Sara Matthew said...

Seeing your expertise with the computer and computer programmes makes me want to take my own poor computer skills further and your shetch is not bad at all.You are certainly having fun.

Anne Wigfull said...

Impressive stuff with PE, though I quite like the original sketch, the last image is truly luscious.

juanita sim said...

Nice poppies. I like your sketch and the digital transformations you've made of it.

Anonymous said...

Very Georgia O'Keefe quite amazing what PS in the hands of a creative person can do.